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June 22, 2017

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Tri-County Council Announces Online Survey for Allegany, Garrett, and Washington County Communities


Recognized by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as the region's Economic Development District, TCCWMD serves Western Maryland in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties and their twenty-four municipalities. As an EDD, the Council is required to prepare a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS document will serve as the fundamental plan for the agency's economic development efforts for the communities it serves for the next five years. As part of this process, CEDS committee members have developed an online survey. The survey seeks to understand the views of community members on the opportunities and threats associated with the region's economic growth and development. Tri-County Council wants the regional community to have strong and substantive input in the process.


Tri-County Council invites the region to guide its economic development efforts by participating in the Survey to prioritize issues that affect Western Maryland beginning Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Click here to start the Survey.


The Survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Access to the Survey is also available by visiting

Participation in the survey is voluntary and answers will remain completely anonymous. All participants who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to receive one of five $100 VISA gift cards. Participants must be 18 years or older.


Results of the survey will be available online in Fall 2017.


Tri County Council for Western Maryland, Inc. (TCCWMD) is a local Development District serving a three-county region in Appalachian Maryland. TCCWMD is owned by its member governments of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties and has provided economic and community development assistance to its partners since its inception in 1971. TCCWMD encourages and facilitates government cooperation by addressing issues of greater than local significance on a regional basis.

The preparation of this survey was financially aided through funding from the Economic Development Administration and Maryland Department of Commerce.